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Capex vs. Opex

The Financial Implications of Going Cloud

By: Satish Shenoy
Many factors make migrating to the cloud a compelling option: reduction in total cost of ownership, standardization, centralization, outsourcing of IT complexities, reduced time to market for new business applications, and the ability to stay current with the latest technology updates and vendor software releases. Small, midmarket, and large enterprises must weigh and rank these drivers differently. And, of course, every business has its own priorities. Still, one business driver is resonating with just about every CIO and CFO these days: the possibility of moving from a financial model geared around capital expenditures (capex) to one based around operating expenditures (opex). [READ MORE]

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